Senior Software Engineer - Automotive


Fremont, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Mar 11

Who we are:

Terraline is creating the only clean-sheet, battery-electric heavy truck that is designed for any human or autonomous driver, and is capable of exceeding 500 miles of range. The Terraline team has decades of experience in the autonomous and electric vehicle industries, most notably the Tesla and Waymo Class 8 trucks. You will be working with a highly cross-functional team of systems, software, hardware and vehicle engineers, as well as an incredibly talented team of designers, technicians, and a wide range of other professionals.

Position: Senior Software Engineer - Automotive

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Reports to: Software Lead

Supervisory responsibilities: None

Job description:

As the Sr. Software Engineer, you’ll develop critical embedded software for emerging and exciting autonomous electric trucks. You’ll ensure the reliability and quality of software functionalities.


  • Lead embedded software development effort for automotive ECU’s
  • Lead embedded software infrastructure design
  • Adapt software to changing technology and suppliers
  • Lead and implement in-vehicle ECU security includes encryption and authentication such as AES, DSA, ECDSA, etc. 
  • Write requirements that are clearly defined software features
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop the most efficiency application software for an EV
  • Ensure the most reliable HAL layer drivers, bootloader and diagnostics
  • Define the most rigid Unit test and HIL test system, test case

Job Requirements - Essential Skills:

  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in your field
  • Proven knowledge, expertise, and passion for Electric Vehicles
  • Top-notch hardware and software understanding
  • Strong knowledge of programming languages, such as C/C++, Python, Assembly
  • Strong understanding of microprocessor architecture, especially ARM Cortex
  • Familiarity with Linux development software and experience with device drivers
  • Experience in software development especially in the automotive, trucking, autonomous, aerospace or space industry

Desired Skills:

  • A creative curiosity, collaborative ethic, hardworking enthusiasm, and driving personal vision
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to lead by setting example
  • A penchant for multi-tasking and self-starting
  • A genuine fascination for the automotive field and a commitment to global change
  • A true sense of determination… and hopefully a sense of humor


  • BS or MS in Software engineering or equivalent
  • 8+ years of experience in embedded systems
  • 10+ years of experience in the automotive, trucking, autonomous, aerospace or space industry industry

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States. Unfortunately, Terraline cannot sponsor new visa applicants at this time.

What we offer you:

  • High-quality individual and family medical, dental, and vision insurance with an employer contribution
  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Employer-paid group term life insurance
  • Employer-paid Short-term and Long-term disability insurances
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid vacation
  • Holidays following the Federal Holiday Schedule

Physical demands:

We are all hands on deck at Terraline in our efforts to create exciting change within the trucking world. The ideal candidate will be both adventurous and versatile. Daily activities could range from a full day of designing components at your desk, to full days working in the shop building out huge Class 8 trucks, and everything in between. Each day will be an adventure and you should feel comfortable handling moderately sized components within your daily routine.

Travel required:

Subject to periodic travel requirements. Company-related travel expenses reimbursed per the company’s Travel and Expense Reimbursement policy.

Other duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Terraline Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Terraline Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let the recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.

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